Women's Basketball: Panthers open 2015-16 season with Birmingham-Southern

Women's Basketball: Panthers open 2015-16 season with Birmingham-Southern

LaGrange opened its 2015-16 season Saturday in Mariotti Gym against visiting Birmingham-Southern.

Sophomore guard Lauren Johnson led the Panthers (0-1) with 12 points. Senior Danielle Newton and junior Kelsey Walthall each had six.

The Panthers scored the game's first five points. Birmingham-Southern came back to lead 8-7 after the first quarter and led 24-15 at halftime.

Trailing by 13 in the third quarter, the Panthers ran off seven straight points. Walthall started the run with a 3-pointer and Johnson's two free throws made it 30-24. It would be as close as the Panthers would get the rest of the way.

The Panthers host Toccoa Falls on Tuesday at 6 p.m.